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DIRECTOR OF AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER (ASC)
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Michigan State University (MSU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the African Studies Center (ASC). Building on the Center's and the University's significant accomplishments and history of commitment to Africa, the next Director will provide the strategic vision and collaborative leadership skills needed to further the Center's and the University's role as a dynamic leader in Africa­related international research, teaching and engagement. The position requires policy development and implementation capabilities, with the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, and other area studies and international thematic centers in promoting Africa­centered research, education, outreach, and service programs. Special emphasis is placed on playing a lead role in increasing MSU's faculty­led, Africa­related research and engagement efforts.  

Qualifications:
Candidates are expected to have an outstanding record of research and scholarship with experience working in and teaching about Africa. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. or its equivalent and meet the standards for appointment to the rank of advanced associate or full professor (with tenure) in an academic department or school in one of MSU''s colleges. Candidates are expected to have demonstrated administrative skills and ability to secure external funding from diverse sources. Other desired characteristics include experience with: a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center; establishing and sustaining strategic partnerships with universities and other institutions in Africa; and facilitating and catalyzing programs of collaborative, multi­disciplinary research. In addition to the above qualifications, preference will be given to those speaking an African language.    

Applications:
The position is posted online at MSU's employment website under posting #9098. All application materials must be uploaded at: http://jobs.msu.edu. The deadline for receipt of complete applications is extended until September 15, 2014. Late applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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Posted 07/17/14


PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

The incumbent of this position serves as the Program Management Specialist for the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom (NURNF) in the National Park Service (NPS), Northeast Region and provides technical support and guidance on recognizing and implementing programs and preservation activities pursuant to the NURNF Act of 1998. The Act provides for the National Park Service to identify and recognize the history of the Underground Railroad and its associated sites, facilities and programs. Pursuant to the Act, the incumbent of this position is responsible for developing and implementing the Regional strategic plan for NURNF and for providing leadership, guidance, planning, coordination and review of related services provided by the over 195 NPS and non-NPS members of the NURNF in the Region.

Location: This position is for one vacancy and may be filled at Philadelphia, PA or Cambridge, MD.
Salary Range: $69,497.00 to $95,429.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Monday, April 28, 2014 to Friday, May 09, 2014
Series & Grade: GS-0301-12
Position Information: Full Time - Permanent

Qualifications: U.S. Citizenship Required. Successful Completion of a Probationary Period Required

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Posted 04/30/14


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in African American Studies, or a related social science or liberal discipline, and will have teaching experience in the field consistent with the position in African American self-determination organizations and movements, preferably dealing with Afrocentric education. The applicant should be willing to teach exclusively in African American Studies. The preferred areas of specialization are contemporary movements for social justice and educational approaches to the mental liberation of African people.

The applicant should be conversant with Afrocentric theories of knowledge, the current debates surrounding cultural criticism, and African diaspora studies within the context of Pan African education. The teaching load is 4/4. Although this is largely a teaching position the applicant should demonstrate an interest in creating a research agenda consistent with working in a highly competitive department. A Ph.D. is required. Salary negotiable. Appointment for one year, renewable. Temple University is an equal opportunity employer.

How To Apply:
Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, letters from three academic referees, and a short writing sample (no more than 20 pages) by September 15, 2014 to:
Dr. Molefi Kete Asante,
Chair - Department of African American Studies,
Temple University,
1115 W. Polett, Philadelphia, Pa. l9122

or to: ake@temple.edu.

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Posted 06/18/14

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES OF NEW YORK CITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY - CUNY

Position Description and Duties :
New York City College of Technology, a comprehensive college of over 16,000 students in downtown Brooklyn, offering associate and baccalaureate degrees, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, to begin during the 2014-2015 academic year. The position requires a commitment to teaching, research and other scholarly pursuits, service to the college, and student advisement.

Qualification Requirements:
The African American Studies Department invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. All applicants must have a Ph.D. at time of appointment in African American Studies or the creative arts (visual art, music, dance, and/or theatre). The department seeks candidates with a strong commitment to teaching and with teaching experience at the college level. Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary approaches to instruction and research interests in at least two areas of the creative arts (visual art, music, dance, and/or theatre). The successful candidate will be expected to prepare and present lectures for undergraduate courses about the African, African American and Caribbean experiences. He or she will be expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda leading to presentations as well as publications. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to actively participate in departmental and college-wide activities. City Tech offers opportunity for professional development through collaborations with the College?s various programs in Arts and Sciences, Professional Studies, and Technology and Design and with those of the larger CUNY community.

How To Apply:
Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information. Please include a research sample with the application.
Requested Items: Cover letter of introduction. Curriculum Vitae. Research Sample.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of resumes will begin 4/23/14.

Posted 04/03/14

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF AFRICANA STUDIES (COMPARATIVE GLOBAL AFRICAN DIASPORA)
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

The Africana Studies Program at the University of Arizona invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 2014 with an expertise in Comparative Global African Diaspora. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. by August 1, 2014. The successful candidate will teach 3 courses per semester with the possibility of at least one of those being online. Previous online teaching experience is preferred along with using multimedia and technology in the classroom. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2014. Skype interviews will be conducted shortly thereafter. Please submit your complete application by March 28, 2014 by clicking here

The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer. For further information on the Africana Studies Program and on the benefits of working for the University of Arizona, please click here and here

Posted 03/06/14

AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY
THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

The Department of Women's and Gender Studies and the Department of African American Studies at The College of New Jersey is seeking a historian of African American women to fill a ten-month, full-time, non-tenure track joint faculty position, starting August 25, 2014. The successful candidate will teach courses such as African American Women's History, African American History before or after 1865 as well a course in her/his area of research. The Women's and Gender Studies Department has a major, a minor, and a graduate certificate and The African American Studies Department has a minor; a proposed major is in progress.

Required: ABD in US History or US/American Studies, evidence of substantial course work and expertise in Women's and Gender Studies, evidence of strong commitment to the education of undergraduates including at least two years experience teaching at the college level in an American college or university Preferred: PH.D. in US History or US/American Studies, graduate certificate in Women's and Gender Studies

To Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a statement of interest, and three letters of reference by May 15th to Karen Dubrule, Program Assistant for the Department of African American Studies (dubrulek@tcnj.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately until a candidate has been selected.

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Posted 04/30/14


LECTURER, US HISTORY
TOWSON UNIVERSITY

The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a non-tenure track, 10-month Lecturer position in U.S. History with the History Department to begin August 2014. Position is renewable annually.

Qualifications:
ABDs may apply, but Ph.D. in history is required when position commences in August 2014. Must possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly productivity, and active participation in service to the department, college, and university.

Responsibilities:
Teach lower-level sections of both halves of the U.S. survey. Lecturers may teach an upper-level course in the area of their research speciality when scheduling permits. Area of specialization is open but those with interests in gender and sexuality studies and/or urban history are particularly encouraged to apply.

Towson University: Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process: Review of applications will begin on April 7, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, official graduate-school transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a syllabus for one half of the U.S. survey, and a scholarly writing sample (article or dissertation chapter). Send all materials electronically to ushistlecturer@towson.edu.
Please direct questions about the position to the Search Committee Chair, Christian Koot (ckoot@towson.edu). CLA Search #2756L Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to click here to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university?s affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.

Posted 03/17/14


FULL-TIME PUBLIC HISTORY LECTURER
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE COUNTY, SHADY GROVE CAMPUS

The Department of History at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), seeks to hire a full-time lecturer in Public History for its program at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md. The position is intended to develop the department?s new minor in Public History through identifying internships, building relationships with outside partners, supervising interns, and recruiting and advising at the Universities of Shady Grove. Duties will also include teaching introductory courses in public history as well as advanced undergraduate courses in the lecturer's fields of public history expertise and history specialty. The area of expertise is open, and may include oral history, museum studies, or digital history. A research and teaching focus outside the twentieth-century United States is strongly preferred. The lecturer will have primary teaching, advising, and administrative responsibilities at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md., though some teaching will take place at UMBC?s campus in Catonsville, MD. Requires a Ph.D. and professional experience in public history. Teaching experience is preferred.

This is a three-year, non-tenure-track 12-month contractual appointment. The contract's renewal is contingent upon the program's growth. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary commensurate with experience. Only electronic applications will be accepted, and should include a letter of interest, C.V., and an example of your Public History work. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted separately with the candidate's name in the subject heading. Send all materials to Prof. Marjoleine Kars at through e-mail by clicking here by March 31, 2014.

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Posted 03/17/14


DIRECTOR AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER (ASC)
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Michigan State University (MSU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the African Studies Center (ASC). Building on the Center's and the University's significant accomplishments and history of commitment to Africa, the next Director will provide the strategic vision and collaborative leadership skills needed to further the Center's and the University's role as a dynamic leader in Africa-related international research, teaching and engagement. The position requires policy development and implementation capabilities, with the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, and other area studies and international thematic centers in promoting Africa-centered research, education, outreach, and service programs. Special emphasis is placed on playing a lead role in increasing MSU's faculty-led, Africa-related research and engagement efforts.

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Posted 03/12/14


MCAAHC: WALTER HILL FELLOWSHIP IN ARCHIVE

The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture - a unit of the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives - seeks an enthusiastic, highly skilled, and self-directed individual to be the 2014Walter Hill Fellow in Archives. The fellowship program is named in honor of Dr. Walter B. Hill: archivist, historian, ASALH executive member and Commissioner on Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture. Now in its fourth year, this fellowship is designed to encourage and to support the study of the African Americans experience in Maryland and/or to promote the participation by African Americans in the field of archival science.

Under the supervision of the MCAAHC-BDM Director, the Walter Hill Fellow will be responsible for one of two assignments: 1) Curate the "ASLAH Centennial: the MD Chapters" project or the 2) "BDM Born-Digital Photo Archives" project.

To APPLY:
Submit letter of interest, CV, copies of graduate school transcripts (unofficial versions OK) and contact information for two professional references to: Joni L. Jones, Ph.D., Director, Banneker-Douglas Museum by email: Joni.Jones@maryland.gov.
Deadline: 5:00 p.m, May 28, 2014

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Posted 05/12/14

HISTORIAN GS-9 TERM - ALASKA REGIONAL SERVICE

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.

DUTIES:
You will assist with the planning, development, and coordination of the public education/outreach programs on the value and protected status of historic resources. Assist with the development of new and creative techniques of communication outreach and its implementation including National Park Service (NPS) approved Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler). Assist with the coordination of education and outreach history programs for the Cultural Resources team.

You will assist with implementing the history components of the National Register programs (National Recreation and Preservation Fund). This includes providing technical assistance for the documentation and listing of Alaska NPS and non-NPS properties on the National Register of Historic Places; historic research and writing, assisting with review of compliance documentation; and with special initiatives.
For questions regarding the duties of this position, please call Janet Clemens at (907)644-3461.

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Posted 07/23/14

HISTORIAN: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE - ALASKA REGIONAL SERVICE

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.

DUTIES:
You will produce National Register nominations for a variety of resources throughout the National Park System in Alaska. Complete primary research and compile existing research and field notes, into a comprehensive history of each site. Identify significant cultural resources, provide a history for interpretation purposed, and provide the historic background information required to complete the National Register Nomination.

Identification and evaluation through field recordation and research of historic structures. You will write architectural and historical data, including physical descriptions, historical narratives, and statements of significance for historic properties to prepare National Register Nominations and/or Historic Structures Reports.
For questions regarding the duties of this position, please call Heather Feil at (907)644-3473.

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Posted 07/23/14

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